The Shadows

Portraits of Disappeared (2018-2020)

 

“Death like Rahu only casts shadows but cannot sap life’s divine ambro- sia entrapped by this material world, this I know for certain.” The poem of Rabindranath Tagore, explained our life, love and wisdom, but trapped in the realities of truth. In the darkness of a cast shadow, there is an attachment of humanity and desire, like that of the rough earth. The hu- man flesh is full of personal identity. How many different genes combine in our body?

(The portrait is an outline of an anonymous girl who lived in the Kong- baung era of Burma (1752-1885) inspired from a real photograph taken at the time).